Holidays to the Northern Territory

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Northern Territory Holidays

Australia’s vast Northern Territory is a spectacular landscape of desert scenery, rugged mountain ranges and tropical wilderness, stretching from Darwin and the Top End to the awesome Red Centre.

  • Red Centre – most famous for Ayers Rock, or Uluru, an iconic monolith, sacred to the Aboriginal people for thousands of years. Look out, too, for the Olgas, Kings Canyon and the pioneer town of Alice Springs.
  • Darwin and the Top End – this ‘Crocodile Dundee’ region is a nature lover’s paradise of ancient rainforests, tumbling gorges and natural wetlands. There’s also wildlife and some amazing Aboriginal rock art.

You can explore the whole of Northern Territory or include the Red Centre or Top End in a longer Australian holiday.

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Ways to Discover the Northern Territory

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    Northern Territory Holiday Ideas

    Choose to book any of these itineraries as they are, or ask one of our Australia Experts to design a trip for you.

    Uluru, Northern Territory

    NT Outback Adventure

    Darwin | Litchfield | Kakadu | Katherine | Alice Springs | Ayers Rock

    Holiday Idea 14 days from £1575 £1330
    Uluru (Ayers Rock)

    Sydney, Rock & Reef

    Sydney | Uluru | Cairns

    Holiday Idea 13 days from £749
    Apollo 4WD Motorhome

    Northern Territory's National Parks

    Darwin | Kakadu | Katherine | Litchfield | Alice Springs | Ayers Rock

    Self Drive Holiday 15 days from £2285
    Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

    Through the Centre

    Melbourne | Adelaide | Red Centre | Darwin

    Holiday Idea 20 days from £1989
    Uluru Tours

    Singapore, Sydney & The Outback

    Singapore | Darwin | Uluru | Sydney

    Holiday Idea 16 days from £2875
    The Ghan Alice Springs At Sunset

    Rock & Rail

    Sydney | Adelaide | Alice Springs | Ayers Rock | Perth

    Holiday Idea 17 days from £2739

    About the Northern Territory

    From open outback to ancient rainforest, wild wetland to tropical town, Australia’s Northern Territory is like no-where else on earth. Its arid Red Centre is home to famous Ayers Rock, an incredible monolith that once sat at the bottom of a sea, but today stands 348m above ground.

    Iconic Ayers Rock

    There are plenty of ways to discover Australia’s most iconic landmark, including guided walks, sunrise and sunset tours, spectacular dining in the desert experiences, and even scenic helicopter flights.

    For a truly unique experience however, we recommend Bruce Munro’s mesmerising ‘Field of Light‘ exhibition, where 50,000 individual glass frosted orbs illuminate the desert of Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park. In local Pitjantjatjara it is aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku, which means ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’!

    Arid Outback

    Surrounding Uluru are many other great places to visit, including the rugged Kings Canyon, desert town of Alice Springs and enchanting Olgas. With so much epic outback to explore, we recommend embarking on a Nothern Territory road trip or joining a Northern Territory escorted tour to experience the best of this region.

    A Tropical Capital

    Darwin is Australia’s only tropical capital city and is the gateway to the Top End. Famed for its rich sunsets and quirky market stalls, you can easily spend your days here enjoying its laid-back lifestyle or instead, choose to head out to one of its nearby World Heritage Listed national parks.

    Wildlife, Wilderness & Wetlands

    For wildlife lovers, we recommend taking the three hour trip from Darwin to Kakadu. Spanning approximately 20,000 square kilometres (that’s almost half the size of Switzerland!), it is Australia’s largest national park and its diverse landscape is home to more than 280 species of bird, 120 species of reptile and a staggering 2,000 different types of plant.

    If you’d prefer to visit a national park a little closer to Darwin, Litchfield is a great choice.  Spend time here enjoying the sights of the local wildlife, cooling down in refreshing plunge pools, or learning about the ancient traditions of the Aboriginal people.

    If you’re thinking about a holiday in Australia’s Northern Territory and would like to learn more about where to go and how to get around, talk to one of our expert staff today. All of our team have spent time in Australia and would love to help.

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